Midlands & East
The Midlands & East of England is steeped in rich heritage. The region is home to vibrant cities and cultural hubs, picturesque countryside and iconic waterways. Its varied history ranges from the birthplace of William Shakespeare to the industrial Black Country.
Get inspired: see below for some of the organisations and communities we have funded.
Contact us with your ideas or find out more about getting funding for your project.
We are fully operational and open for business, but we are conducting much of our day-to-day business remotely.
This means we are unable to access our post. In the interim, please send any items via email to your contact or via email: MidlandsandEast@heritagefund.org.uk.
Telephone: 0115 8576763 (Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm)
First Floor, Granby House, 44 Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6DQ
East of England
Telephone: 0121 393 4734 (Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm)
Grosvenor House, 14 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5RS
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Our funding workshops and advice sessions are a great opportunity to find out about our funding, get tips on how to make a good application, and network with other organisations from your area. See our upcoming events below.
One-to-one funding advice sessions for Walsall
Our National Lottery Grants for Heritage programme is open, and we are looking for applications from Walsall, one of our Areas of Focus. Walsall has received less funding from us in the past, so we are providing extra support to help groups from the area apply for grants.
Book onto one of our free advice sessions if you would like to discuss your heritage project ideas and/or ask any questions. The advice sessions are online informal one-to-one chats with members of our Engagement Team. They can last up to 50 minutes and are available throughout the day.
You can book now via email:
A former Grade-II listed pottery-turned-nightclub had been derelict in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 2006.
Young people captured, preserved and shared the Coming Out Stories of Birmingham’s LGBT community.
Through its Windrush 70 and Beyond project, Kingsway Project celebrated the 70th anniversary of the ‘Empire Windrush’ by recording and sharing Caribbean migration stories.
This project was a joint venture between Lincoln City Council and the Linkage Community Trust, a charity supporting people with learning difficulties.
The project offers people experiencing mental health problems, particularly depression and anxiety, the opportunity to connect creatively with heritage.
No game for girls explored how First World War munitionette football teams drew crowds of thousands before they were banned after the war by an anti-women’s football campaign.
The stories of four Bedford women are being celebrated, with workshops and an exhibition.
Taking inspiration from the number five bus route, Sampad documented the heritage of communities living in the culturally-rich suburbs of Birmingham.
Oakham Castle has reopened its doors to the public following a project to restore and improve the 12th-century building.